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  • I wish Trump would elimate "protected class" from the government.

    05/05/2016 11:19:38 AM PDT · by Mears · 19 replies
    self | 05-05-16 | self
    Race – Civil Rights Act of 1964 Color – Civil Rights Act of 1964 Religion – Civil Rights Act of 1964 National origin – Civil Rights Act of 1964 Age (40 and over) – Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 Sex – Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Civil Rights Act of 1964 Pregnancy – Pregnancy Discrimination Act Citizenship – Immigration Reform and Control Act Familial status – Civil Rights Act of 1968 Title VIII: Housing cannot discriminate for having children, with an exception for senior housing Disability status – Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act...
  • After San Bernardino: How political correctness could get us all killed

    12/05/2015 2:51:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | K.T. McFarland
    The FBI announced Friday that the San Bernardino massacre this week is an act of terrorism. The California attack is now the single deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil or on U.S. citizens -- since September 11, 2001. Yet, throughout the week, the president stubbornly refused to acknowledge even the existence violent Islamic extremism. His willful blindness to the threat has left Americans more anxious about their security, and jihadists more confident about their prospects. The President may dismiss this and say we're not at war with Islam, but radical Islam is in a global war with us. And it's...
  • Missouri city repeals protection for gays against bias (Springfield)

    04/07/2015 8:44:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2015 10:52 PM EDT
    Voters in Missouri’s third largest city of Springfield voted Tuesday to repeal an ordinance that provided protection against discrimination in housing and hiring based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Unofficial final results showed that repeal of the ordinance passed with 51.4 percent of the vote. […] Opponents of the nondiscrimination ordinance have said it violates their freedoms by preventing them from operating a business according to their religious beliefs. Others have said that sexual predators would be allowed to use women's restrooms and have questioned whether discrimination against gay and lesbian residents actually occurs. …
  • LGBT State Workers Lose Protected Status (Kansas)

    02/10/2015 8:47:00 PM PST · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    WIBW ^ | 2/10/15 | By: Melissa Brunner, Justin Surrency
    WIBW – Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order Tuesday removing gender identity and sexual orientation from the protected classes of state employees. His order rescinds a prior order from former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, which expanded the protections. Brownback also issued a separate order which includes language to encourage employment practices of veterans and people with disabilities. Executive Order 15-02 reaffirms the commitment of the State of Kansas to employment practices which do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry or age. It further establishes that state entities will implement employment management practices for veterans and...
  • Toronto: Frenzied Muslim mob attacks and beats Jewish protesters

    07/04/2014 4:56:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/4/14 | Robert Spencer
    No Muslims were arrested, of course, although at least one of the Jews was: Muslims are a protected class in multicultural Canada. Here is an excerpt from Blogwrath‘s recounting of events: After that the Arab bullies turned against the Jews with sticks and fists. You can see that confrontation in the movie below (that moment was also covered by Blazingcatfur). After the vicious beating one person was sent to hospital with injuries and another one who came to support JDL-Canada was arrested for no reason (and held for several hours). Blogwrath refers to “Arab bullies,” but the reason why they...
  • Miami "journalists" are SILENT on Al Sharpton Mafia-FBI Revelations...Where else?

    04/08/2014 5:31:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    WFOR, WPLG, WSVN, WTVJ | 4/8/14 | sff
    Not that I have been watching all morning, and not that I would expect any different coverage....but it certainly is funny that the Miami Florida "news" organizations that are soooo reliable as amplifiers and followers of the charlatan Sharpton's propaganda are SUDDENLY UNWILLING TO REPORT HIS TIES TO THE MOB AND HIS WORK FOR "THE MAN"....THE F.B.I.
  • Guilty verdict withheld in Miami Heat dancer death trial [Because the killer is homosexual]

    03/27/2014 4:28:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/26/14 | Peter Burke
    A man accused of causing a crash that killed a 22-year-old Miami Heat dancer in 2010 has been found guilty, but the verdict is being withheld while the court investigates allegations of juror misconduct.... At issue is whether the jury of six men made remarks about Careaga's gay lifestyle that could have influenced their decision...
  • Samantha Geimer tells her side of story in Roman Polanski case

    09/17/2013 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/17/2013 | Rebecca Keegan
    In 2009, Samantha Geimer was watching the daytime talk show "The View" from her then-home in Hawaii when the panel took up the topic of her encounter at age 13 with director Roman Polanski. Polanski had just been arrested in Switzerland, more than three decades after the day in 1977 that changed both their lives. "It wasn't rape-rape," co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, setting off a firestorm of criticism. In fact, it was "rape-rape" by nearly any definition except the charge to which Polanski pleaded guilty (unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor) — the underage Geimer was drugged and verbally resistant,...
  • ExxonMobil Shareholders Again Refuse Special Protection for Homosexual Employees

    05/31/2013 1:30:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 31, 2013 6:26 AM | Ryan Kierman
    For the 14th straight year, ExxonMobil shareholders overwhelmingly have rejected a proposition to incorporate into the company’s written non-discrimination policy language explicitly prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. ExxonMobil says its “global zero-tolerance policy” already applies to “all forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity,” even though the phrases “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” do not appear in the current policy, as written. … In their submission to shareholders, homosexual advocates noted that more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies have adopted written nondiscrimination policies prohibiting harassment and discrimination on the...
  • UK cops make first arrests for 'hate crime' against emo subculture

    04/11/2013 2:23:42 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 34 replies
    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com ^ | 04-11-2013 | By Alastair Jamieson
    Two people were arrested in Britain Thursday over an assault on an "emo" teenager -- the first such move after police began recording attacks on subculture members as “hate crimes.” The term, short for “emotive” or “emotional,” usually refers to an introspective style of music -- somewhere between punk and grunge -- and its associated fashion styles. Earlier this month, Greater Manchester Police became the first force in the U.K. to treat attacks on groups such as goths, emos and punks in the same way as crimes based on race, religion, disability or sexual orientation. The 16-year-old victim was “distinctively...
  • MILLER: Two systems of justice

    01/01/2013 7:30:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 1, 2013 | Emily Miller
    David Gregory walks free while Iraq vet was jailedIt’s been more than a week since police in Washington, D.C., opened an investigation into NBC’s David Gregory’s possession of a “high-capacity magazine” that’s prohibited in the District on on national TV. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier’s spokesman refused Monday to respond to whether Mr. Gregory had even been interviewed yet. This is a rather curious departure for a city that has been ruthless in enforcing this particular firearms statute against law-abiding citizens who made an honest mistake. In July, The Washington Times highlighted the plight of former Army Spc. Adam...
  • Orlando Cruz becomes first openly gay man in boxing

    10/04/2012 8:59:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Thursday 4 October 2012 11.00 EDT | (Associated Press)
    Orlando Cruz from San Juan, Puerto Rico and ranked the No4 featherweight by the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has openly admitted his is "a proud, gay man". He added: "I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career I want to be true to myself. I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud, gay man."...
  • McCain lashes out at Holder over Fast and Furious memos

    10/04/2011 8:10:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/04/11 | Ariel Katz
    Top Republicans blasted Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday after reports surfaced that he might have known about the controversial “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation earlier than he previously claimed. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) tweeted, “What part of Q, ‘When did you first know about the program known as Fast and Furious?’ didn't AG Holder understand?” McCain has asked for a Senate hearing into the operation. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who is conducting the inquiry as chairman of the House Oversight Committee, retweeted McCain's Twitter post, along with links to news reports. Issa has used Twitter extensively to push for...
  • 9th Circuit: University Can Force Christian Groups Open to Non-Christians.

    08/06/2011 6:26:09 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 35 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 8/5/11 | Morgan Feddes
    A federal appeals court ruling this week could significantly diminish public university religious groups' ability to restrict membership and leadership to students who agree with their teachings. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that San Diego State University's nondiscrimination policy for officially recognized campus groups is constitutional. The policy is based on a nondiscrimination policy used at all the schools in the California State University system. Two Christian groups sued SDSU in 2005, alleging the policy violated their free-speech and religious-freedom rights. For the groups to be recognized as official campus groups, they were required to allow all...
  • San Francisco Considers Legal Protection for Criminals

    07/22/2011 4:03:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2011 | Claudia Cowen
    A legislative proposal in San Francisco seeks to make ex-cons and felons a protected class, along with existing categories of residents like African-Americans, people with disabilities and pregnant women. If passed by city supervisors, landlords and employers would be prohibited from asking applicants about their criminal past. Supporters say it's an effort to help former offenders get back on their feet, but critics call the concept a crime in itself. "My mother is an immigrant, my mother-in-law is a Jew and I'm a gay man. Those are all protected categories, but you're going to put a felon in there as...
  • UK terrorists told: Pretend to be gay so you don't get caught

    07/03/2011 5:37:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 7/3/11 | Nick Owens
    al-Qaeda fanatics in Britain are being taught to avoid detection – by pretending to be gay. A new terror training manual tells Islamic extremists to lie about their sexuality if a woman approaches them in case she is a “honeytrap” spy sent by security services. The handbook, which was uncovered by a Sunday Mirror ­investigation, says: “Many hotels – especially in busy UK cities – have women hanging around the lobby areas in order to attract men. “A young beautiful woman may come and talk to you. The first thing you do to protect yourself from such a ­situation is...
  • No Voter Left Behind

    10/30/2006 8:50:18 AM PST · by Tom Jefferson · 156+ views
    Bear to the Right ^ | October 26, 2006 | Gary Aminoff
    Of the many privileges we enjoy as a democratic society, ‘freedom to vote’ is paramount for our country’s survival. Equally important for our personal survival is ‘freedom of movement,’ because without it we could not travel to and from work or accomplish a multitude of our endeavors, including going to the polling station to vote. To ensure that our citizenry has accessible maneuverability, it is a primary function of government to facilitate our public freeway system so that all motorists have uniform liberty to mobilize his or her self in their pursuit of happiness. To the contrary, our individual mobility...
  • Teacher attacked, students may be charged with hate crime

    03/02/2006 1:15:48 PM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 33 replies · 1,608+ views
    Fox ^ | 3/1/06
    Teacher attacked, students may be charged with hate crime Last Update: 3/1/2006 10:20:53 PM A substitute teacher at a local school says he was beaten by students and called dirty names. Now, authorities say whoever is behind the beat-down could face hate crime charges. Carlton Miller says the gash over his right eye and broken glasses are a result of being beaten and heckled by students at Grand Park Career Center. Miller says he was leaving the school premises when five students jumped him. Miller believes an exchange he had with a student earlier in the day may have prompted...
  • University accused of censorship

    01/20/2004 10:35:47 AM PST · by Captain Kirk · 31 replies · 284+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 01/19-04 | Sean Reilly
    Mobile Register University accused of censorship 01/19/04 By SEAN REILLY Washington Bureau A conservative faculty organization at the University of Alabama is accusing administrators of censorship after the group was barred from using the campus mail system to distribute its newspaper without regular postage. Leaders of the organization, known as the Alabama Scholars Association, charge that the decision is payback for their efforts to shake up the status quo, including a proposal for term limits for university administrators and a report that found widespread grade inflation in some departments. "It's just an effort to quash any sort of dissent," the...
  • Coming Out In Corporate America Gays are making huge strides everywhere,...

    12/09/2003 7:46:59 PM PST · by narses · 94 replies · 251+ views
    Business Week ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2003
    <p>Gays are making huge strides everywhere, but in the executive suite.</p> <p>One chilly fall day last year, Gary Osifchin trooped into a mandatory training session at S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. The privately held company, located in Racine, Wis., which was voted 2003's "all-American city" by the National Civic League, manufactures Raid insecticide and Glade air fresheners. It's the kind of place where factory workers ride to the assembly line on Harley-Davidsons, dine on local bratwurst, and chase it down with Milwaukee beer.</p>